Monday, November 14, 2016

Spending Veteran's Day weekend at the Lease

I hope everyone had a great Veteran's Day.  Thanks to all our veterans out there for all your service and sacrifices!

I left work early on Thursday and Jaime and I headed out to the Deer was fabulous and super relaxing.  I will have lots of pictures of that later....First, I will jump in with a few stash enhancements....

Darlene got me some of the mini stitch markers from Coco Knits.  I really love these magnetic stitch markers....they are my newest favorite markers ever!

Then I needed to get some more Malabrigo Rios yarn in Sandbank colorway for Paige's sweater

Here is the yarn in mixed dye lots and you cannot even see the difference:

 Then, I got some yarn from Black Sheep Yarns in Portland OR...I see the Knotty Knit Wits talk about Anngelique's yarn all the time and I loved her pumpkin I got these three and I love how they go together and the way she packages it for shipping.

 Last week I told you about some yarn I won....well I got is Zealana RIMU has possum in it and it is super soft!

 Back around Columbus Day I told you about a yarn kit I got from a friend with yarn, pattern and project bag....well, this friend dyed a new orange color and I asked her if I could switch...and she let me me.  I kept the gradient, just changed the orange to his bright copper color....I LOVE IT!

Lastly I got some Knit Picks Brava Bulky Yarn to finish Antonio's blanket...I did not take a picture of all the is the blanket.....

Now...the knitting:

I worked on my November socks.....

And, I finished them....Yahoo!

I think next month will be wine accent colors with stelina.....I have never knit sparkly socks.

I worked on the dreaded black sweater....I got both of the two front panels to 23" (seems like 23 feet) and joined them:

Then, I worked on Paige's sweater....I am just doing miles of stockinette.....I am trying to get the back panel to about 23" (it goes much faster than the black ribbed sweater) so I can do some measurements and decide how to do the front panels with the pockets....I have a little more than the 10" now.

Well, now I know that is only three things...but that is all I worked on....It does not seem like much, but it was a lot of knitting over my long weekend.  It was nice and relaxing.

I did not watch Antonio this past weekend like I usually do....and Antonio has done really well in school, so Paige took him bowling....I love this kiddo!

This past week I made a Cauliflower Pancetta Mac and Cheese dish from my Hello Fresh box and I LOVED it.....I have put the next couple of weeks on hold as I try to get some Christmas knitting finished (and not cook so much and save a few bucks)....but I really loved this one: are my Deer Lease Pics....there are sheep, goats, horses, cows, guineas, chickens, all sorts of here are just a few pics.....WARNING, THE LAST FEW PICS ARE OF DEAD ANIMALS.


Jacob got a great Axis Buck!

Another hunter got a 6 point White Tail deer.

and another hunter got a coyote to keep them from killing the goats and sheep:

It was a great lazy weekend....Happy, Happy, Happy Knitting everyone!

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